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    '12 Years a Slave' review

    '12 Years a Slave' review

    A new historical drama, 12 Years A Slave opens in cinemas this Friday.   It’s an adaptation of an 1853 autobiography written by Solomon Northup who was born in New York State as a free-negro but was kidnapped and sold into slavery. Historians have validated his memoir as being remarkably accurate – and film lecturer, Steven Benedict came in to tell us about the film.      Steven Benedict's verdict on 12 Years a Slave: A superb film that, given its brutal subject matter, is remarkably restrained. You can’t sugar coat the story but it would be very easy to run an assault on the ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2014/0105/493500-the-history-show-sunday-5-january-2014/?clipid=1379936

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